Special Code for Upcoming Eye Tracking in UX Design Event / RUXsters Get 25% off

eye-trackingWe are proud to be a strategic partner for The Eye Tracking in UX Design Conference, taking place on October 16 in Washington DC. Leading experts in eye tracking will discuss how they have taken advantage of this new technology to understand, design, and evaluate user experience. They will explore recent advances in the technology, which tracks how users interact with mobile devices, large-screen displays and video game consoles. Methods for combining eye tracking with other research techniques for a more holistic understanding of the user experience will be discussed. This is an invaluable resource to those who want to learn how eye tracking can be used to better understand and design for their users.

If you’re interested in attending, we have a special discount code for our members! Please use code RUX when registering to get 25% off! Hope to see you there! Follow #ETUX2014 on Twitter for updates and live tweets from the conference!

Schedule

  • 9:15am – Intro to Eye Tracking | Andrew Schall
  • 9:45am – Eye Tracking Visual Search Patterns | Dr. Soussan Djamasbi & Dr. Adrienne Hall-Phillips
  • 10:15am – Eye Tracking with Usability Testing | Erica Olmsted-Hawala
  • 10:45am – Physiological Response Measurements: Coupling Eye Tracking with EEG, EDA and Pupil Dilation | Sabrina Duda
  • 11:30am – Lunch
  • 12:30Pm – Eye Tracking the UX of Forms and Surveys | Dr. Jennifer Romano Bergstrom
  • 1:00Pm – Eye Tracking to Understand Information Architecture and Web Navigation | Andrew Schall
  • 1:30Pm – Eye Tracking how Users Interact with Web Content | Ian Everdell
  • 2:00Pm – Eye Tracking the UX of E-Commerce Websites | Wilkey Wong & Mike Bartels
  • 2:45Pm – Eye Tracking the Mobile Experience | Dr. Jibo He & Dr. Barbara Chaparro
  • 3:15Pm – Eye Tracking the Gaming Experience | Dr. Veronica Zammitto
  • 4:00Pm – Afternoon Break (Beverages & Snacks)
  • 4:15Pm – Eye Tracking with Older Users | Dr. Jennifer Romano Bergstrom
  • 4:45Pm – Eye Tracking with Low Literacy Users | Angela Colter & Dr. Kathryn Summers
  • 5:30Pm – Discussion: The Future of Eye Tracking & User Experience

Check out the session descriptions and speaker credentials at http://eyetrackingux2014.busyconf.com/schedule. Don’t forget to enter code RUX when you register!


AxureWorld 2014

Friday, August 8, 11:00 AM
Snagajob
4851 Lake Brook Dr.
Glen Allen, VA 23060

Join other Axure users for a virtual conference hosted by Snagajob. AxureWorld 2014 will be screened live, with speakers from around the globe. Why watch this alone at your desk when you can network with other design pros at the same time? This year’s program promises to have something for everyone.

Program:

Adaptive Views and RWD
– Presenter: Jim Hobart (USA)

Data-Driven Prototypes and the Repeater
– Presenter: Shira Luk-Zilberman (Israel)

Advanced Interactions: “Alan’s Psychedelic Widget – Re-Using Cases
– Presenter: Ritch Macefield (UK)

Integrating Visual Design with the Prototype
– Presenter: Maria Bolivar (USA)

Gathering Feedback from Stakeholders
– Presenter, Session 1: Péter W. Szabó (Romania)
– Presenter, Session 2: TBD


Mark Hurst is coming to RVA. Tuesday, July 15th at 10:00 AM Mark will be speaking at Snagajob HQ about his new book “Customers Included.“

In this talk, customer experience pioneer Mark Hurst draws upon real-world examples to explore the critical need of taking a ‘customers included’ approach when developing a product or service.

Whether it’s designing a new water pump in Malawi or configuring shelves in Walmart, Hurst lays out three essential rules for success: 1. Observe customers directly; 2. Discover key unmet needs; and 3. Build consensus.

ABOUT MARK HURST
Mark Hurst, founder and president of Creative Good, has spent his career writing and speaking about how organizations and individuals can create better customer experiences. Recently, he co-authored Customers Included, a book about strategy and customer experience.

In 2003 Hurst founded the Gel Conference, which annually spotlights people and projects that create some good experience (and has featured the first stage presentations for Wikipedia, Marissa Mayer, Ze Frank, Khan Academy, and others).

Mark began his Internet career as a graduate researcher at the MIT Media Lab, then worked with Seth Godin at Yoyodyne, which was later sold to Yahoo. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from MIT.

GENERAL ADMISSION
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mark-hurst-customers-included-tickets-3046170177


UX Conference Opps and April Event Follow-up

ModevUX 2014

With ModevUX starting this upcoming Monday, you have only a few days left to take advantage of RichmondUX’s 25% registration discount. It’s looking like it’ll be a great event, and we hope to see you there! Our promo code is UX14RUX.

Giant Confererence

Fellow RUXster (and planning committee member) Bogdan Stanciu has a ticket for the upcoming conference in Charleston that he cannot use. As it was purchased early, it is available for $200 less than the current price. The conference runs June 11-14 and looks like another great event. Take a look and reply or DM him at @bog_dan if you are interested in going.

UserFocus 2014

Our friends at UXPA D.C. are ramping up for this fall’s UserFocus conference, and there are lots of opportunities to get involved already:

  • The call for proposal submissions is open but closes soon (June 1st), and they are seeking proposals from both new and experienced UX practitioners.
  • Every conference requires the help of volunteers, and UserFocus is no exception. If you’d like access behind the scenes and a chance to give back to the community, consider volunteering to review submissions or to help out at the conference itself.
  • Last but not least, early registration is now open!

All details are available here: https://userfocus.busyconf.com/bookings/new

Follow-up to April’s Meetup

Whether you were able to attend last month’s presentation, Eye-tracking and the User Experience: What You Need to Know, featuring Jen Romano Bergstrom, we wanted to follow up with a few details:

- The RUX Planning Committee


RUX May – The Ethics of User Experience: Empathy or Exploitation?

Date: Wednesday, May 28th, 2014, 6 PM to 8:00 PM
Location: Water Coastal Kitchen, 3411 W. Cary Street, Richmond, VA (map)
As usual, please RSVP via our Meetup page for this event.

This month, we are trying something new: a book club without a book. There will still be a reading assignment, and we are still planning on a lively and engaging discussion, but we will be asking you to read a few articles rather than a book. To give credit where it’s due, we are adapting this idea from IxDA Boston’s April event on ethics and UX (we have kept two of their articles but added our own).

The Ethics of User Experience: Empathy or Exploitation?

Given our empathy for and understanding of the user for whom we are designing, how do we leverage that knowledge responsibly? Can we design experiences that generate value for our stakeholders while still serving the best interests of their audience? Is there really a dilemma?

At our May meetup, we will discuss the ethics of user-centered design and the User Experience. As food for thought, we ask that you arrive having read the following four articles:

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April Event Update / Perks / Jobs Page

Those of you already signed up to attend this month’s event, “Eye-Tracking the User Experience of Mobile,” with Jennifer Romano Bergstrom are already in for a treat, but we wanted to let everyone know that there will be some great door-prizes. For those who attend, we will be giving away the following:

For those who haven’t stopped noticed the additions to our meetup site, RichmondUX has taken on a new sponsor (Loop11, offering a free usability test for RUX members) and members receive discounts for both bmoresponsive (May 9th, Baltimore, code RICHMONDUX) and ModevUX (use code UX14RUX). Check out our sponsorship page for these and other perks as they become available.

Last, but not least, we have added a jobs page to our site at richmondux.com. Currently, we are showing jobs from Capital One, Carmax, the Federal Reserve, ICF Interactive, and WillowTree.

2014 is shaping up to be a great year for UX in Richmond. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, ideas, or feedback.

The RUX Planning Committee


RUX April – Eye Tracking the User Experience of Mobile: What You Need to Know

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 6 PM to 7:30 PM

CapTech Consulting, 7100 Forest Ave, Suite 204, Richmond, VA (map)

It is important for mobile app and website designers to test their products with typical end users to ensure the products work as intended and that an optimal user experience (UX) is provided. What many designers do not know is that getting user feedback, including understanding what users look at while using a product, is not as difficult as it once was. Modern technology has made this technique quite simple and affordable.

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